Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tags in a Box

Time for some Christmas fun! I got this matching die & stamp set from PTI and couldn't wait to try them out. I used the SU! colours Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White for a cheery but subdued colour scheme.


clear 'diamond' brads: American Crafts

all paper (well, almost all): SU!

white paper for colouring with Copics: I think it's Neenah?

markers: Copics

red sparklies:


ink: SU! (except for the black, which is Memento)

twine, stamps, and dies: PTI

A Weeding!

Uh, I mean a WEDDING. I enjoy making wedding cards, and yet they can really stump me. Luckily I had my new PTI die and ticket stamps for inspiration! I have no idea what their 'colours' are, so I went with a wintery palette of blue and white, with a bit of sparkle thrown in for good measure.

The ticket stamps and die are PTI, the letter dies are Sizzix, and everything else (CS, ribbon, border punch etc.) is SU! with the exception of the sparkly brads, which are American Crafts.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

CD Case Joy!

SU! recently held a sale, in which I picked up a busload of CD cases. Since I'd already decided that the bulk of this year's Christmas gifts will involve gift cards, I figured these would make the perfect packaging!

My colour choices were dictated by the DSP, so I used Crumb Cake (the old Kraft), Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, a wee bit of Daffodil Delight, and Always Artichoke.

A quick supply round-up:

-DSP and CS by Stampin' Up (as is all ink, ribbon, and stamped images)

Techniques included:

  • sponging the edges and the ribbon

  • colouring with blender pens and ink pads

Just to show how the colouring progressed:

and colouring the ribbon:

Adding the ribbon (I layered twill and the dyed ribbon):

The final product:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A wedding!

A friend of mine, an absolutely gorgeous person both inside and out, just got married to someone who is actually good enough for her! I was absolutely thrilled for her, and so very happy to be able to make it to her wedding! Here's the card...

I used mostly SU! supplies, but the stamped images are from Whiff of Joy. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copics, and Neenah paper (I think) for the images. And one very sharp X-acto blade!

The card is an easel card, and the directions for making this type of card can be found here. There's a video tutorial there, as well as instruction for making any size card in this style. It's a lot easier than I expected it to be!

I'm hoping to post more details once I get home...wait for it!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Saumya!

I finished this card just in time for a wonderful friend's birthday celebration.


All paper (CS and DSP) is SU!
Henry Mouse is a stamp from Whiff of Joy.

The sentiment stamp is from SU!

Colouring was done with Copics...

and SU! inkpads with a blender pen. Ink was either SU! or Memento Tuxedo black.

The pretty eyelet ribbon is from SU!

The circle die is from Nestabilities, and the glitter glue is from Stickles.

And here's the actual card...

The card design is taken from a Mojo Monday challenge which you can find here, along with many other samples of this design.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Anyone know someone who just had a baby?

I don't, but I wanted to use my Hedgie stamp, and this is what resulted!

Basic supplies included:

  • a dollar-store frame

  • SU! Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, and Pumpkin Pie CS, ribbon, and DSP.

  • Oval and scalloped oval punches and nesties, as well as the SU! scallop border punch

  • Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet dies

  • SU! Brads

I used watercolour pencils and the SU! blender pen to colour in my Hedgie.

I'm afraid the pictures aren't as edited as I'd like them to be, but until I get a new photo program, this is where it's at. Enjoy!

(For some reason, the 'click on the photo to enlarge' feature isn't working; sorry.)